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Pupil Support Assistant (PSA)

Birmingham City Council
Brookfields Primary School Ellen Street Birmingham B18 6PU
£23,194 to 29,439 pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Hours per week: 31 per week, term time only

Contract type: Fixed term until 31 August 2024

Brookfields Primary School

Ellen Street


B18 6PU

Telephone number: 0121 675 1897

Email address:

Required as soon as possible.

Job Purpose:

• to support teaching staff in the development and education of pupils including the provision of specialist skills and delivery of intervention as appropriate

• to support the school in the delivery of social and recreational activities in learning beyond the classroom

• to support the needs of pupils in overcoming barriers to learning over the lunchtime period, including behaviour, active play, social-interaction, teamwork, and co-operation

• to follow and actively promote the Trust’s and the school’s values, policies and procedures including those for safeguarding, health and safety and care of pupils

• to work with our SEND children to help them access the curriculum

You will have a proven record of:

• working with a positive approach with pupils in a Primary setting

• assisting with the preparation, organisation, and delivery of activities across the curriculum for pupils within or outside the classroom, including during educational visits, supporting various aspects of teaching and learning and contributing directly to the raising of standards

• working with named pupils without direct supervision

• responding to pupils’ individual needs whether academic, personal, social, or emotional

• giving specific support to pupils with SEND, liaising with the class teacher and SENDCO and contributing to reports and reviews

You will be:

• organised, pro-active and have a positive approach when working with all stakeholders

• can consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies

• can establish positive relationships with pupils and empathise with their needs

• can monitor the pupils’ response to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes

• willing to provide intimate care when needed

Create Partnership Trust was formed in September 2016 by Greet Primary School and Conway Primary School. They were joined in January 2017 by Hodge Hill Primary School and November 2018 by Brookfields Primary School. All are supported by CREATE CENTRAL, a growing team of specialists building the MAT’s infrastructure.

The vision for Create Partnership Trust encompasses the growth of an inspirational family of schools, built on a peer support and challenge model, so that barriers to optimum achievement are removed and where effective practice is systematically shared.

This post is covered by part 7 of the immigration act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement of this role.

Please find a link to our safeguarding policy  you are encouraged to read this policy prior to applying to work with us.

Create Partnership Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Closing date: 30 November 2023, 9:00am

For more information about the role please contact Louise on 0121 675 1897 or email:

Applications to be submitted online on MyNewTerm  or visit the school website for more information

Interviews: Week commencing 4 December 2023

Informal visits are encouraged and welcomed; Please contact Louise on 0121 675 1897 to arrange.

Louise will also make arrangements for you to visit the school informally or hold a conversation prior to application with the Headteacher, Leanne Mahony.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.




Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:

Living wage   small disability confident logo

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0121 675 7070
Birmingham City Council
West Midlands
B2 2XU
United Kingdom

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